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Hooray for Spartan kings with Scottish accents!

I woke up early yesterday and considered going to the gym, but decided I was too short on sleep. So when Tessa called and asked if I wanted to go do something outside because it was a nice day, which ended up being a 6.4 mile hike, of course I said okay! ;)

We ended up missing the connecting trail to the trail that would take us back to the parking lot and ended up going another couple of miles or so along the coastal trail which is very pretty. It goes along a hill by the ocean so you have a nice view of the ocean, the beach, and pretty much all of San Francisco from a distance. There were wildlife sightings too! Saw a turkey and a couple of herds of deer grazing on nearby hillsides. One crossed the road at a deer crossing sign, haha.

Our little detour ended up adding something like 2 hours to our hike. At least we picked a moderate one and made it back before sunset.

I watched 300 last week and absolutely loved it. The visual style really appealed to me. They said that they wanted to look a lot like the comic so common appeal, I guess. The music was really good too. Not just the standard epic fantasy music but some heavy metal guitar type stuff and middle eastern influence too. I really loved all the mythical touches they added too, like making Xerxes 8 feet tall and altering his voice to make it sound more godlike. The Oracle sequence was really beautiful too.

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oh that sounds gorgeous.

I am hanging out to see 300.

This is what it looks like, except it was brighter and clearer when we went. :)

Oh man I loved that movie too! Absolutely visually stunning. *nods*

I was really surprised at how many bad reviews it received. I wonder if it's because critics are generally older and don't like that look?

I actually didn't read any of the reviews but some of my friends said that some of the complaints were about the plot, or lack thereof.

It should be pretty obvious from the trailer that there is no plot!

That hike sounded awesome and a great view too! Who would of though the deer read the sign and crossed where it was supposed too=)

They sure have well-trained deer up there!

Xerxes freaked me out being so tall. Probably because he was also skinny, so not the usual giant man bulk look.

I'm not sure I liked the Oracle having to show so much breast. It was kind of awkward because I kept getting distracted by the flashing pink nipple.

He was normally proportioned for his height. I appreciated all the man makeup too.

That was kind of distracting! I think because it was so poky. If they were bigger/saggier then it wouldn't be poky.

Tee hee. My friend's boyfriend is Persian and he complained that they made the Persians in the movie all kinky and gay.

Yes! Maybe it the nipple wasn't quite so cold/turned on looking.

But all of those elements make it very obvious that real Persians aren't being depicted. It's an idea of invaders as being alien and strange from the Spartans' perspective.

You ruined my kinky and gay fantasies! ;P

Oi that Oracle girl was just lovely! That underwater ballet thing was so surreal.

Even the production stills of the scene looked really good!

Did you call Andy McDonald when you saw the turkey?

Hahaha! So he can wrestle it into submission? Or I guess hold it still while I vaccinate it. Then it would poop on his feet.

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